Judge dismisses case against 18-year-old girl accused of threatening school in Omaha
OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — A judge on Friday dismissed charges against an 18-year-old woman who was arrested after making false threats to several Omaha schools in January.
Omaha police arrested Itzel Bravo and three minors aged 11, 12 and 15 after a threat to the school was posted on social media on January 11. Douglas Circuit Court Judge Stephanie Shearer dismissed the case against her during a preliminary hearing on Friday morning, citing insufficient evidence. .
Itzel Bravo (Omaha Police Department)
According to court documents, Omaha police conducted an emergency inquiry with Cox Communications that located the IP address used to link the Instagram account to the threat. The IP address allegedly pointed to the home of 18-year-old Itzel Bravo.
The suspect allegedly told police that her friends created the post, but she did not name them. She also allegedly admitted to police that she was present when posting on Instagram from her mother’s computer.
According to authorities, Bravo was imprisoned after his parents protested about the threats. After the incident, 11-year-old and 12-year-old boys were cited. The 15-year-old was also charged with making a terrorist threat in juvenile court.
The Instagram posts and account were taken down after they started gaining traction online. The investigation revealed that the threats were ultimately a hoax.
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